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Old 04-04-2013, 10:11   #1
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Cleaning out more electronics on my boat and I found the old autopilot(AH3000 analog) It has 2 belts and seems to work when I put power to it ..Is it worth keeping as a backup to a newer type..Does analog mean obsolete and therefore will not work in todays digital world? Thanks in advance for any info...DVC
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Old 04-04-2013, 12:02   #2
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Cleaning out more electronics on my boat and I found the old autopilot(AH3000 analog) It has 2 belts and seems to work when I put power to it ..Is it worth keeping as a backup to a newer type..Does analog mean obsolete and therefore will not work in todays digital world? Thanks in advance for any info...DVC
they are great little units!
keep it,i have one i take on deliveries if needed
it will even steer my 63 ft yacht!

things that fail are the brushes in the small motor,belts when driving a large boat,and the plastic drive cog for the belt.
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Re: Auto helm 3000(analog)

analog means you wont have to worry about all your interfaced units failing at once!
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Re: Auto helm 3000(analog)

Thanks ,I will put her back where I found it and hope I dont ever need it..It also has a little red wind vane that plugs into the back and sits on a pole at the transom,what does it do?..
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Thanks ,I will put her back where I found it and hope I dont ever need it..It also has a little red wind vane that plugs into the back and sits on a pole at the transom,what does it do?..
makes it steer to wind direction rather than course,so it acts like a windvane self steering
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makes it steer to wind direction rather than course,so it acts like a windvane self steering
Great , thank you ...
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